Tampa Microwave LLC Announces Approval to Operate Across the WGS Constellation for Their New TM130 SATCOM Terminal
TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tampa Microwave, LLC a leading provider of rugged, highly portable Satellite Communications (SATCOM) terminals announced today that it has received authorization to operate on the WGS satellite constellation for the X-Band variant of its newly released TM130V(2). The TM130 V(2) differs from V(1) by its reduced weight, size and parts count. The TM130V(2) uses a single reflector for X, Ku and Ka bands. Each reflector petal is identical and can be placed in any location on the reflector. The V(2) is a two case solution that is airline checkable. Each case weighs less than 70lbs. The newly released TM130 allows the current users of Tampa Microwave ManPacks to operate in areas they were not able to previously due to the added gain provided by the 130cm reflector design. All Tampa Microwave SATCOM terminals operate with interchangeable Modem and Receiver/Transmitter (R/T) assemblies. Communication teams can populate their fleet with common assemblies and scale their capabilities by adding different size antennae kits and feeds. Current kits include parabolic dish antennae from 45cm to 1.3m in diameter.
Obie Johnson, Tampa Microwave’s VP of Business Development said, “The release of the V2 TM 130 continues the evolution of our terminal family. We desire to provide our customers with the ability to customize their terminals to meet the requirements of their mission. The modularity, small size, weight and power and the ability of the entire family of terminals to operate on battery power gives our users the tools required to tailor the terminal package to the specific mission requirements thereby minimizing weight and maximizing capability.”
About Tampa Microwave, LLC
Tampa Microwave LLC, a subsidiary of Thales Defense and Security Incorporated designs, manufactures and supports a family of parabolic dish and flat panel antenna SATCOM terminals for use by DoD, Government Agency and foreign allied countries. For more information about Tampa Microwave products contact Obie Johnson at (813) 855 2251.